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Bana Tea Company Videos for Pu-erh teas


HOW TO OPEN A PU-ERH TEA CAKE
Linda Louie, owner of Bana Tea Company, shows you step-by-step how to open a traditional Pu-erh tea cake.




BREWING WITH A GAIWAN
The gaiwan, a Chinese brewing vessel, first appeared during the Ming dynasty (1364-1644) and has been in continuous use ever since. In this video Linda Louie, owner of Bana Tea Company, shows how to properly brew Pu-erh tea using a gaiwan.




STONE PRESSING TEA CAKES
Many Pu-erh drinkers prefer the stone press over the hydraulic press as the former results in a more evenly pressed cake.




WRAPPING TEA CAKES
How to properly wrap tea cakes.




Part 1 of "EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PU-ERH TEA"
A video recording of Linda Louie's comprehensive lecture given at the 2014 Los Angeles Tea Festival.



Part 2 of "EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PU-ERH TEA"
A video recording of Linda Louie's comprehensive lecture given at the 2014 Los Angeles Tea Festival.


On Linda's 2010 tea trip to Yunnan China, we had the opportunity to take video of several interesting aspects of Pu-erh tea and the culture of Yunnan. The following videos are from that trip.


PU-ERH TEA CULTIVATION METHODS
Linda Louie gives a firsthand look at the predominant methods for cultivating Pu-erh tea in Yunnan, as well as the newer sustainable and organic "eco-farming" method called Shentai Cha Yuan.


PRELIMINARY PROCESSING OF PU-ERH TEA
We show one tea family's methods for bringing Pu-erh from the tree to a consumable loose-leaf tea.


PRESSING RAW PU-ERH TEA INTO CAKES
Steps are shown in the process of making raw Pu-erh tea cakes at a small factory in Yunnan


QUALITY & SAFETY SYMBOL
A brief explanation of the symbol for Quality & Safety assurance seen on Pu-erh tea packaging


CRAB CLAW GROWTH ON ANCIENT TEA TREES
A look at Crab Claw growth in a grove of ancient tea trees in Yunnan China